On the hill near the east side of Parnell Avenue, southeast Harry Baals Drive and just south of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lots. A 1972 application for the Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park to the National Register of Historic Places at the National Park Service on page 2 under Item 7, Description, states the Old David Archer cemetery consisting of 2 acres of land, and containing the grave of John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed. If the cemetery contained 2 acres of land how many other pioneers were buried here and what happened to their tombstones and any records of burials? The local Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR photographed the cemetery in April 2009 and found only 3 tombstones, but lists 22 names from their 1932 DAR readings on their Archer Cemetery web page.
This early settler cemetery includes the John Johnny Appleseed Chapman burial site. IN DNR Latitude 41.1117 Longitude 85.1233. See our Johnny Appleseed page.
2904 West Washington Center Road, next to, and in front of, the trailer court
Earliest date is 1816. Still in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.1314 Longitude 85.1786.
A group of volunteers organized to clean the unkempt cemetery with headstones including a gravestone for a Civil War veteran and other finds forgotten under an overgrowth of vines, moss and other vegetation in the summer of 2020 forming a Facebook group called Hatfield Cemetery 1830 and featured in Volunteers tend to neglected cemetery by Ashley Sloboda published September 07, 2020 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. The Facebook page includes a copy of the Hatfield Cemetery Association Secretary's Ledger book for Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.
Severe damage to several tombstones occurred over a weekend in early November 2010. Minivan flips into cemetery; driver facing DWI charge by Jeff Wiehe published November 9, 2010 in The Journal Gazette newspaper when a drunk driver flipped a mini-van crushing many irreplaceable pioneer tombstones. A newspaper update Van crash disturbs, damages cemetery by Jeff Wiehe published November 10, 2010 in The Journal Gazette newspaper had a photo of some damage.
Discussed January 8, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
Old Sacred Heart
aka Saint Vincent Roman Catholic Cemetery
Corner of Auburn and Wallen Roads.
Early French settlers. The original church was on the north side, locally famous as the the popular Halloween Haunted Castle it was torn down in 2007. There was a cholera epidemic in 1854, cemetery was used as a common grave for many. IN DNR Latitude 41.1603 Longitude 85.1192.